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Dr Qiang Wu

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Qiang Wu

Dr. Qiang Wu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University at Newcastle. He is also an adjunct professor in Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Before joining Northumbria University, he was a Stokes Lecturer with the Photonics Research Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.

He was a Senior Research Associate with the Optoelectronics Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong, from 2004 to 2006, where he was involved in research on polymer optical waveguides. He was a Research Associate with the Applied Optics and Photonics Group, Heriot-Watt University, from 2006 to 2008, where he was involved in research on laser joining in micromanufacturing. He is a committee member of Holography and Optical Information Processing committee, The Chinese Optical Society. He is an Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports (Nature Group, 2016 Impact Factor 4.259) and Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal (2016 Impact Factor 2.512).

His current research interest lies in Photonics including the design and fabrication of fibre Bragg grating devices for sensing and optical communications; hetero-core fibre structures for novel fibre optical couplers and sensors; nonlinear effects in photonic crystal fibre, microsphere, nanofibres, visible light communication and its application for sensing, and surface plasmon resonant for highly integrated nanophotonics devices and their applications for biosensing. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 articles in academic journals and international conferences and holds three patents. He has been highlighted and interviewed by the journal Electronics Letters with the objective of understanding the background and rationale for his research on singlemode-multimode-singlemode fibre structures.

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Campus Address

Room E409
Ellison Building
Northumberland Road


  • Technologies PhD June 30 2004
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

Key Publications

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  • A study on the heat distribution and oxidative modification of aged dammar films upon Er:YAG laser irradiation, Chillé, C., Sala, F., Wu, Q., Theodorakopoulos, C. 4 Feb 2020, In: Icon (London, England)
  • Hierarchical nanotexturing enables acoustofluidics on slippery yet sticky, flexible surfaces, Tao, R., McHale, G., Reboud, J., Cooper, J., Torun, H., Luo, J., Jikui, L., Yang, X., Zhou, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Wu, Q., Fu, R. 1 Apr 2020, In: Nano Letters
  • Integrating microfluidics and biosensing on a single flexible acoustic device using hybrid modes, Tao, R., Reboud, J., Torun, H., McHale, G., Dodd, L., Wu, Q., Yang, X., Tao, K., Luo, J., Todryk, S., Fu, Y. 3 Feb 2020, In: Lab on a Chip
  • Investigation of a Side-polished Fiber MZI and Its Sensing Performance, Zhang, P., Liu, B., Liu, J., Xie, C., Wan, S., He, X., Zhang, X., Wu, Q. 10 Feb 2020, In: IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Mid-Infrared Silicon Photonic Crystal Fiber Polarization Filter Based on Surface Plasmon Resonance Effect, Qu, Y., Yuan, J., Zhou, X., Li, F., Yan, B., Wu, Q., Wang, K., Sang, X., Long, K., Yu, C. 28 Jan 2020, In: Optics Communications
  • Novel Microfiber Sensor and Its Biosensing Application for Detection of hCG Based on a Singlemode-Tapered Hollow Core-Singlemode Fiber Structure, Chen, L., Liu, B., Liu, J., Wan, S., Wu, T., Yuan, J., Zhou, X., Long, K., Shao, L., Fu, R., He, X., Wu, Q. 2 Apr 2020, In: IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Self-similar picosecond pulse compression for supercontinuum generation at mid-infrared wavelength in silicon strip waveguides, Cheng, Y., Yuan, J., Mei, C., Li, F., Kang, Z., Yan, B., Zhou, X., Wu, Q., Wang, K., Sang, X., Long, K., Yu, C., Farrell, G. 1 Jan 2020, In: Optics Communications
  • Three Dimensional Tetrapodal ZnO Microstructured Networks based Flexible Surface Acoustic Wave Device for Ultraviolet and Respiration Monitoring Applications, Tao, X., Jin, H., Mintken, M., Wolff, N., Wang, Y., Tao, R., Li, Y., Torun, H., Xie, J., Luo, J., Zhou, J., Wu, Q., Dong, S., Luo, J., Kienle, L., Adelung, R., Mishra, Y., Fu, Y. 9 Jan 2020, In: ACS Applied Nano Materials
  • Ultra-wide Spectral Bandwidth and Enhanced Absorption in a Metallic Compound Grating Covered by Graphene Monolayer, Nguyen-Huu, N., Pištora, J., Cada, M., Nguyen-Thoi, T., Ma, Y., Yasumoto, K., Rahman, B., Wu, Q., Ma, Y., Ngo, Q., Jie, L., Maeda, H. 2 Apr 2020, In: IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
  • A V-shape photonic crystal fiber polarization filter based on surface plasmon resonance effect, Qu, Y., Yuan, J., Zhou, X., Li, F., Mei, C., Yan, B., Wu, Q., Wang, K., Sang, X., Long, K., Yu, C. 1 Dec 2019, In: Optics Communications

PGR Supervision

Rahul Kumar High sensitivity micro/nano singlemode-multimode-singlemode fibre sensors Start: 01/10/2015


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